Piles of shotgun shells dumped near Art Museum

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 19:18:57-05

Law enforcement authorities are investigating large piles of empty shotgun shells dumped near two popular Milwaukee attractions Saturday. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee County Parks Department confirm that 18 different piles of clay pigeon shells were found between the Betty Brinn's Children Museum and ‎the pedestrian walkway to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Even more disturbing, dozens of pieces of skeet and trap were arranged to spell the word "BANG" next to the piles of shells.

According to a Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, authorities were called after someone reported seeing two males dumping something near the museum at around 10 a.m.

Officials say they don’t believe the display was designed to be an art display, and the museum did not know of or approve it. 

All of the shells were determined to be inert, and deputies bagged up them up and cleared the scene.